George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver (1860s – January 5 1943), was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. He spent years developing and promoting numerous products made from peanuts; none were commercially successful. He was also a leader in promoting environmentalism. He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP. He was ... More

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George Washington Carver #Education #Freedom

Photo of George Washington Carver Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver #Fear

Photo of George Washington Carver Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
George Washington Carver #God #Love #Nature

Photo of George Washington Carver I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver #Hope

Photo of George Washington Carver Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
George Washington Carver #Morning

Photo of George Washington Carver Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
George Washington Carver #Good

Photo of George Washington Carver Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.
George Washington Carver #God #Nature

Photo of George Washington Carver Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
George Washington Carver #History #Life

Photo of George Washington Carver When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
George Washington Carver #Life

Photo of George Washington Carver How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.